From: Liberia

Curatorial Section: African

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Native Name Boubou
Object Number 2003-63-157
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Liberia
Section African
Materials Cotton | Pigment
Technique Woven | Embroidered | Dyed | Sewn

Robe made of five inch strips running vertically in the body and horizontally in the sleeves; rectangular pocket on front; embroidered with geometric curvilinear, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic designs on front and back in dark blue, light blue, red, pink, and undyed cotton; sleeves unfinished, no seam joining their bottoms; seam joining front and back of body. Yarn dyed.

Height 110 cm
Width 169.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1894.1.20 - Other Number

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